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Presidents Zelenskyy, Macron discuss France's next aid package

10 December, 2023 Sunday
21:13

On December 9, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the next French defense package, which should significantly strengthen the Ukrainian Armed Forces

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy shared the information.

"I informed Emmanuel about the developments at the front and thanked him for the military assistance provided by France. We discussed our priority needs and the next French defense package, which will significantly increase Ukraine's firepower," he wrote.

Zelenskyy thanked for the preparations for the meeting of Ukrainian pilots for the second phase of the F-16 training program.

He also told Macron about the functioning of the grain corridor, which has already transported 7.5 million tons of cargo. 

Zelenskyy emphasized the importance of opening negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU at the European Council summit, as Ukraine has fulfilled all the necessary recommendations of the European Commission.

"The decision of the European Council will have a significant impact on the motivation of Ukrainian society and the army. In this regard, I highly appreciate the personal efforts of President Macron aimed at ensuring the unity of the EU," the President added.

  • France will continue to provide military assistance to Ukraine in 2024, including increased supplies of ammunition to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

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